March 2009


HAAG HAROLD WILLIAM HAAG HAROLD HAAG BILL HAAG U.S. Navy Veteran who served in WWII and Korean War died March 14, 2009 at age 84. Loving husband of Helen for 63 years. Father of Anthony (Linda) and Beth Williams. Grandfather of Anthony II (Nancy), Eric (Shannon) Haag and Craig Williams. Please leave the family a message at

HAGSTROM DONALD PAUL HAGSTROM DONALD HAGSTROM Age 84 of Trufant, MI, died Thursday, March 19, 2009 at his home. Beloved husband of the late Pearl Hagstrom. Beloved father of Arnold J. Hagstrom, Ronald P. Hagstrom, Sharon (Kevin) O'Brien; grandfather of James Hagstrom, Shelley (Sam) Henry, Ronald Hagstrom, Jr., Amy O'Brien; great grandfather of Russell (Kristin) Gerke, Travis Gerke, Frida Hagstrom, Jacob Henry; brother of Harold (Geraldine) Hagstrom, Kathleen (Clarence) Probst, Margaret Montroy, Phyllis Olberg, Robert (Kathleen) Hagstrom; many nieces and nephews. Preceded by his parents, Paul and Catheryn Hagstrom, a grandson, Paul Hagstrom; brother and sisters, Kenneth Hagstrom, Shirley Snyder, and Patricia Bamford. Visitation Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs,

HALBEISEN DOROTHY E HALBEISEN DOROTHY HALBEISEN Age 90, March 20, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Harry M. Dear mother of Charles and Thomas (Cathy). Grandmother of Kimberly (Jason) Zimmerman and Brian (Angela) Halbeisen. Private services are being held. Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 248-435-0660.

HALL NORMAN HALL Age 79. March 13 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Joyce. Loving father of Scott (Sherry) Hall, James Hall, Thomas (Kathleen) Hall and the late Kerry Hall. Brother of Joan Connor and Sarah (Jerome) Muldoon. Grandfather of Austin, Kelly, Jacob, Dillon and Alexander Hall. Memorial service Monday 12 p.m. at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Rd., Livonia. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. Please share a memory of Norman at:

HALL ROBERT W HALL ROBERT HALL Age 82, March 9, 2009. Beloved husband of Doris. Dear father of Pamela, Patrick, Debra Caminiti, Jodie (Hans) Schmidt, Michael (Rhonda), Robert (Mary), Doris (Anthony) Rysztak and the late Amy Jo Nelligan. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of 11. Visitation Saturday 2-8pm and Sunday 12-8pm with a 7pm Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 9:30am until 10:00am Mass at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 31530 Beechwood (at Merriman Rd., 2 blocks north of Ford Rd.).

HALLETT MARGARET R HALLETT MARGARET HALLETT MARGARET R LEHMAN HALLETT MARGARET R HALLETT (nee LEHMAN) March 22, 2009. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Irving. Dearest mother of Leslie (John) Pachuta and Dennis (Denise) Fiehn. Loving grandmother of Shelly Olenchak, Pamela Fiehn and Stephen Fiehn. Proud great-grandmother of Nicole Olenchak and Dante Cast. Arrangements by Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

HAMEL ROBERT C HAMEL ROBERT HAMEL Predeceased by beloved wife of 66 years Marie. Loving father of Gary (Donna), Duane (the late Gillian Faulkner), David (Mikki), Bruce (Kathleen), and Sharon Stanley (James). Beloved grandpa of nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state 8:30 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, between I-94 and Beakensfield Road, Harper Woods. Interment Clinton Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 300 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48207.

HAMIL ALVIN E HAMIL ALVIN HAMIL PUG HAMIL of Clarkston, formerly of New Port Richey, FL; died March 20, 2009; at 83 years of age. Beloved husband of Juanita for 61 years; loving father of Rex (Sue) Hamil, Pam (Terry) Ruff and the late Cindy Gardener; dearest grandfather of five and great grandfather of three; also survived by two brothers and two sisters all of Tennessee. Mr. Hamil retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a Medic; and in his free time Pug enjoyed driving and going to antique car shows. A Memorial Service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2009 at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Pastor Martin Woody officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 12 noon until the time of the service. Memorial donations may be considered to Genesys Hospice in Alvin s name. To send a private condolence to the family go to and select Guestbook.

HAMLIN PAUL HAMLIN Age 72. March 26, 2009. Beloved husband of Stephanie. Loving father of Jeff (Christine) Hamlin, Jennifer Wein, Jeanna (Tim) Leverett, Lisa Hamlin and Christy Hamlin. Cherished grandfather of Matt, Kailey, Abbey, Kyle and Anastasia. Dear brother of Avis Walker, Dean (Norma) Hamlin and Merle Hamlin. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m. (in state 10 a.m.) at Brightmoor Christian Church, 40800 W. 13 Mile, Novi Visitation Sunday 2-7 p.m. and Monday 3-8 p.m. at THAYER-ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 33603 Grand River Ave., downtown Farmington (1 blk. W. of Farmington Rd.). Memorial contributions may be made to Life Challenge of SE Michigan.

HAMMERS DOROTHY JEAN HAMMERS DOROTHY HAMMERS February 27, 2009 Age 85 of Beverly Hills, Florida, formerly of Detroit, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Bill. Dear mother of Donald (Martha) Hammers, William (Mariana) Hammers, Mary Anne (Craig) Crafton. And David (Karen) Hammers. Grandmother of Stephen, Christopher and Jeffrey Crafton and Scott and Lauren Hammers. Survived by many friends and relatives in Michigan and Florida. Dorothy worked as a bookkeeper and typist, was active in the Altar Society and a devout churchgoer at St. Raymond Parish in Detroit and was active and a member of the Women's Club at Our Lady of Grace in Beverly Hills, FL. Funeral Mass 10 a.m Thursday, March 5, 2009 at Our Lady of Grace ( 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills, FL) Family will receive friends Wednesday, March 4, 2009 after 2pm with suggested visiting hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Fero Funeral Home (5955 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills, FL 34465) A Guest Reflection can be made at

HANSEN BARBARA DORIS HANSEN BARBARA HANSEN March 25, 2009. Age 77. Beloved wife of the late Charles W. Hansen. Dearest mother of Andrea and Krystine Hansen. Dear sister of Robert Miller, Susan Poosch, Joyce (Noel) Smith, the late William (Mary Etta) Miller and the late Joan Hyland. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday 3:30-9:00 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp.. Funeral Sunday 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Please share a memory of Barbara at  

HANTKE JOAN M HANTKE JOAN HANTKE of Davisburg; March 20, 2009; age 76. Loving wife of Herb for 50 years; beloved mother of Cheryl (Ron Oldham) Weber of Davisburg, Sandy Weber of Davisburg and Cindy (Bob) Nance of Oklahoma; preceded in death by her daughter Kim Hayden-Turner and also her sons Karl and Eric; grandmother of ten and great grandmother of ten; sister of David (Peggy) Patterson of Macomb. Joan retired from Sears. Memorial Service 1 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2009 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Monday 12 noon until time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online guest book

HARDING CLARENCE F HARDING CLARENCE HARDING Age 81 of Warren and previously of Hazel Park, died March 19, 2009. Beloved husband of Audrey for 58 years. Dearest father of Lee (the late Richard) Tewkesbury, Jess (Janice) Harding and Randy (Ruth) Harding. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kris, Bryan, Jacob, and Kendra; his great-granddaughter Eden; and his sister Laura Hayden. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was employed by TACOM, retiring in 1983. Visitation Friday 5-8 pm and Saturday 10 am until time of service at 1 pm, at the Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Rd., Madison Heights. Online condolences:

HARO ROBERT HARO Age 70, went home to be with the Lord, March 1, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. He joins his bride, Carolyn who passed away in 2007 after her seven year battle with cancer. Loving father and scout master to Tony and devoted grandfather to Amanda, Michael and Alyssa. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Alfred. He is survived by his mother, Mary Trinity, sisters Gloria (Don) Kosila, Rosemary (Bill) Niarhos and brother Frank (Susan) as well as many nieces and nephews who affectionately knew and respected him as their Uncle Bob . Retired after more than 40 years of dedicated service for the Federal Government. He will be dearly missed by his many friends including those at St. Albert the Great Parish and others who served with him at Detroit Manna Meals and other community organizations. Visitation at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe (Near W. Outer Dr.) Dearborn, Thursday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service. Funeral Friday at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, Instate 9:30 until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Manna Meals, American Cancer Society or Arbor Hospice.

HARRIS BARBARA G HARRIS BARBARA HARRIS Age 82, formerly of Ferndale and Royal Oak, died February 25, 2009 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Beloved wife of the late Virgil L. Harris. Loving mother of Garry, Ron, Bruce, Scott, and Phillip; devoted sister of Judy Saylor; also survived by 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday with Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Haley Funeral Directors in Southfield (24525 Northwestern Hwy., south of 10 Mile and east of Evergreen on south service-drive). Obituary, condolences, and directions at

HARRIS GERALD O HARRIS GERALD HARRIS Age 86. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn "Jeanne". Loving father of Mary Jane LeForge, Dave (Patty) and the late Jerry. Grandfather of nine and great grandfather of nine. The family will receive friends Friday, March 20, 2009 3-9 p.m. at The Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth, Redford, MI 48239. Funeral Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Please leave the family a message at:

HARRISON LYLE J HARRISON LYLE HARRISON Age 89, of Madison Heights. February 28, 2009. Beloved husband of Betty. Dear father of William (Cynthia) Harrison, Kathleen Thomas and Susanne Guldi. Grandfather of Shawn, Michael, Shannon, Kenneth, and Stacey. Great-grandfather of nine. Visitation Tuesday 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R., Madison Heights. Burial Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley.

HART DONALD H HART DONALD HART THE GRAND POOBAH HART age 72, March 10, 2009. Survived by wife Ann; three children Shelly, Daran, and Tracy; four grandchildren, Melanie, Chauncy, Brad, and Hillary; three great grandchildren, Bradley, Griffen, and Serena; brother David and extended family.

HARTMAN JEFFERY R HARTMAN JEFFERY HARTMAN March 5, 2009. Age 39. Beloved husband of Angela. Dearest father of Sarah and Rebecca. Dear son of Rev. William Hartman and the late Millie Hamilton. Loving brother of Shelley, Vanessa, Bill Jr., Karen, Timothy, and Tammy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Memorial service Wednesday, March 11, 1 p.m. at New Hope Assembly of God, 14000 Racho Rd., Taylor. Memorials suggested to "The Hartman Family Fund". Funeral arrangments by Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor Chapel. (313) 291-0900.

HARTWAY SR M LESLIE HARTWAY OP SR M LESLIE OP Age 88. March 16, 2009. Born Elizabeth (Dee Dee), daughter of Florence (Foley) and Leslie M. Sister of Lorrayne Thielemans. Predeceased by siblings; Elaine Mary and Leslie M. Jr. Aunt of Michael (Lisa) Thielemans, Leslie (Douglas) Lockhart, Jill (Dr. William) Marras, and Tracy Thielemans-Reed. Also survived by eight great nieces and nephews and several cousins. An Adrian Dominican for 65 years, she served in various capacities for the order and throughout Michigan, Tennessee and New York City. Visitation Wednesday 6:15 -8 p.m. Funeral Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Dominican Life Center, 1277 Siena Heights Dr., Adrian, MI 49221. Burial in Congregation Cemetery. Memorials to the Adrian Dominicans would be greatly appreciated to the above address.

HATTLE ROBERT H HATTLE ROBERT HATTLE Age 57, of Brighton, passed away suddenly on March 6, 2009. Loving husband of Georgette. Beloved father of Geoffrey and Rebecca (Peter) Lechowicz. Dear son of Bernice Hattle and the late Robert. Devoted brother of William (Deborah), Edward, Stephen, David (Kathleen) and Theresa (Fred) Rothenberger. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Rd., Plymouth, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Friends may visit the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main, Plymouth, Monday 1-9 p.m. Share memories at

HAUSS EYLEEN K HAUSS EYLEEN HAUSS Age 91. March 21, 2009. Beloved wife of the late John, Sr. Dearest mother of John, Jr. (Teresa) and Jimmy (Monica). Loving grandmother of Craig, Bryan (Brittney), Eric (Amy), Laine (Chris) Gregory, and Kayla. Loving great-grandmother of Austin, Taylor, Brendan, and Hayden. Dear sister of Cleda Diebert. Visitation Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Owen Catholic Church, 6869 Franklin Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital.

HAWKINS CLEO DIANA HAWKINS CLEO HAWKINS 80, of Clawson, Friday, March 6, 2009. Beloved wife of Jeryl Dean. Mother of Michael Hawkins, Susan Hawkins, and Kathy Janes. Grandmother of Samantha and Jennifer Janes. Great-grandmother of Christopher. Services will be held privately. A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-362-2500. View obituary and share memories at

HAYDETT S F HAYDETT LEE HAYDETT  passed away March 18, 2009 after a courageous 15 year battle with cancer. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Haydett. Loving father of Tim (Kim) Haydett, Kathy (John) Altomonte, and Karen Haydett. Devoted grandfather of Megan, Amanda, Katie and Cameron. Dear brother of Walt (Linda) Haydett, Betty (Jake) Jacobs, Barb Sampier, and Jeanette (Mike) Booth. Visiting with the family will be Tuesday at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 21120 Madison, St. Clair Shores 9:30 a.m. until the Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Dr., Southfield, MI 48076 or St. John Health Foundation, P.O. Box 673271, Detroit MI 48267. Please share a memory with the family at

HAYES GEORGE H HAYES GEORGE HAYES Age 76, of Livonia. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn. Loving father of Dawn Cross, Sue (Brian) Hand, Sheri (Tim) Nelson, and Larry (Tracey) Hayes; and devoted grandfather of Tamira, Rebecca, Emily, Danielle, Andrew, Shawn, Nicholas, Madison, Colton, and Delaney. Funeral Service Saturday, March 7, 11:30 a.m., at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (just N. of Grand River, btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds.) downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Thursday 5-8 p.m. and Friday 2-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Leukemia-Lymphoma Society ( or Angela Hospice (

HAYES KENNETH C HAYES KENNETH HAYES Age 62. March 6, 2009. Beloved husband of Suzanne (nee Gerrity) for 40 years. Loving father of Mike (Jen), Brian (Amy) and Kate (Kyle) Rojeski. Dear grandfather of Alison, Skylar, Samantha, Nicholas, Natalie, Alyssa and Haley. Dear brother of Donald (Sheila) Hayes, Grant Hayes, Frank (Jackie) Hayes, Ralph Hayes, Jaime Donegan, Bob (Wendy) Donegan and "adopted brother" of Dennis (Joanne) Kohan. Dear step-son of Carl Donegan, Jr. In lieu of flowers, please forward donations to the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life (team Kate Rojeski). Retired from Local 704 Sprinkler Fitters and John E. Green Mechanical Contractors to pursue his love of spending time with his family and golfing. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby) 54880 Van Dyke Ave. at 25 Mile Rd. Funeral Monday, in state 9:30 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (between 21 and 22 Mile Rds.) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at

HAYES MARGARET M HAYES MARGARET HAYES Age 92. March 26, 2009. Dear wife of the late Alve. Beloved mother of Robert (Phyllis) and Patricia (Donald) Savard. Loving grandmother of Lori Zalewski and Dean Savard. Great grandmother of Sara and Joey. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the John N. Santeiu and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Mass at Saint Dunstan Catholic Church, 1515 Belton (2 blks West of Inkster, 2 blks South of Ford Rd.), until 10 a.m. Mass.

HAYES OLLIE NONA HAYES OLLIE HAYES Age 85 of Fraser, MI. Died February 27, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Claude Hayes. Loving mother of George Hayes and Martha Carl. Loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She will be missed but will live forever in our hearts.

HAYNES OSCAR HAYNES March 12, 2009. Age 86. Born February 4, 1923 in Roundaway, Mississippi. A World War II veteran, retired from Detroit Veterans Hospital. Vistation Friday 6-8 p.m. Cantrell Funeral Home. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Saturday March 21st at Shield of Faith, 13600 Van Dyke, Detroit.

HEAD LOIS HEAD Age 76. March 28, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Dearest mother of Debbie (Truman) Duggin, Linda, and Lori. Proud grandmother of David (Vikki) Duggin and Carolyn (Robert) Bryan. Dear great-grandmother of five. Dear sister of Robert (Joanne) Markwardt. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 10:30 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan are appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

HEARSHEN ANNE HEARSHEN Beloved wife of the late Irving Hearshen. Dear mother of Ira (Susan) Hearshen, Dr. David (Susan) Hearshen and Julie (Michael) Miller. Loving grandmother of Jason Hadley, Jennifer (James) Swain, Erik Miller, Illana Hearshen, Laura Hearshen and Douglas Miller. Dearest sister of Dorothy Chafetz, Marion Paul and the late Richard Chafetz and the late Bernard Chafetz. Also survived by many other loving family members and friends. SERVICES SUNDAY 2 P.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT AT THE ADAT SHALOM MEM. PARK CEMETERY or visit

HEICHEL GERALD R HEICHEL GERALD HEICHEL age 74; of Metamora and formerly of Oxford; passed away on March 18, 2009. Beloved husband of 52 years to the late Bonnie Heichel, whom he married March 29, 1958; loving father of Kathleen (Darin) Thornsberry of Lapeer and Gerald David (Cynthia) Heichel of Flint; Pa to Andrew, Arron and Cole; beloved brother of Jack (Mary) Heichel, Janet (Bob) Stone, Marilyn (Russ) Stone and Chuck (Judy) Heichel. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors-Bossardet Chapel, 39 W. Burdick, Monday, March 23, at 11 a.m. Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery, Oxford. Friends may visit Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. For more information please visit

HEISLER LAURA CLARA HEISLER LAURA HEISLER age 83; of Oxford; February 28, 2009. Loving wife of the late Harold R. Heisler; dear father of Sally Eberle, Patricia Heisler, Marcia (Matt) Miller, Sandy Fantozzi and the late Hal and James Heisler; survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister of George (Alice) Geno, Francis (Sheldon) McBurney, Walter (Shirley) Geno and the late Julie (Edward) Silkowski. Memorial Service Wednesday, March 4, 2009 1 p.m. at Mt Vernon United Methodist Church 3000 28 Mile Road, Washington. Suggested memorials to the church. Online guestbook

HENN JOSEPH R HENN JOSEPH HENN March 10, 2009. Age 95. Beloved husband of the late Marie. Loving father of Doris, Bob (Agnes), Kathy (Tim) Sullivan and the late Marion, Margaret and Joe. Survived by 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Brother of Lucille Wilemon and the late Sister Mary Doris I.H.M., Leona Meiring and Peter. Member of 3rd order of St. Francis and Rosary Makers Society. Visitation Wednesday 1-9 p.m. and Thursday 12-9 p.m. with Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Visitation Friday 9:30 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

HENNEN TIMOTHY P HENNEN TIMOTHY HENNEN March 14, 2009. Age 50. Beloved husband of Roxane L. Loving father of Scott D. Son of Geraldine (Bill Markley) Hennen and the late Garfield "Red" Hennen. Brother of Catherine (Rick) Larrman and Steven Hennen. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 blocks E. of Van Dyke), Utica. In state Wednesday at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1892 E. Auburn Rd., Utica from 10 a.m. until service 11 a.m.

HENRY SCHIFRA LEIDER HENRY SCHIFRA HENRY age 87, of West Bloom field, died March 11, 2009; Cherished sister of Edith (Dr. Milton) Simmons, sister-in-law of Eileen Leider. Adoring Aunt of Robert Leider, Leslie (Jan) Leider, Aaron Leider, David Leider, Gail Reichstein, Max Reichstein, Marlene (Dr. John) Adler, Dr. Bonnie (Stuart) Sherr, Harlan (Cindy) Simmons, Melodie (Dr. Alan) Solway. Devoted daughter of the late Annie and Max Leider. Dearest sister of the late Irven Leider, Mitchell Leider, Goldie Leider Reichstein. Treasured Great Aunt of Becca Leider, Joannie Leider, JP Leider, Dana Leider Halstrom, Michael Leider, Daniel Adler, David Adler, Ashley Simmons, Ryan Simmons, Andrew Solway, Matthew Solway and Eric Solway. She was the former wife of Tom Henry. Services 11:30 a.m. at HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL (248)543-1622 Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park.

HENSON MARY E HENSON MARY HENSON Age 85, March 2, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Norman. Dearest mother of Walter (Cheryl), Paul (Donna), Colleen (Terry) Helton, Diane (fiancÚ Karl Riedel) Campbell, Peggy (Tim) DeVos, Daniel (Marcie), Barbara (Rick) Brooks and Kelly Henson. Loving grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 14. Visit Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at Generations Funeral & Cremation Services, 29550 Grand River Ave. (W. of Middlebelt), Farmington Hills, 248-426-9200. In state Thursday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, Redford. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Memorials suggested to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh, Livonia 48154.

HERNANDEZ BOBBIE HERNANDEZ Age 81. March 4, 2009. Beloved wife of Jesse. Loving mother of Karen Aaron, Brenda (Dave) Grace, Debra (Charles) Smith, and Keith Hernandez. Dearest sister of Carroll Southerland, Kenneth (Glenda) Southerland, and David (Martha) Southerland. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Funeral services Monday 11 a.m. at Weise Funeral Home, 7210 Park Ave., Allen Park 313 382-1150. Visitation Saturday 5-8 p.m., and Sunday 12-8 p.m. Entombment Michigan Memorial Park. Please see our online obituary/guestbook at:

HEROD CECILE YVETTE HEROD CECILE HEROD Of Southgate, March 15, 2009. Age 80. Loving mother of Edward (Kristen) Olechowski and Debbie (James) Pappas. Dear sister of Rita Guzowski, George Chretien, Leo Chretien, Marie Vettraino and the late Robert Chretien. Dearest grandmother of five and great-grandmother of four. Visitation Wednesday 1-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak St., Wyandotte (734) 285-9000. Funeral service Thursday, in state 10 a.m. with Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

HERSCHFUS RAYETTA HERSCHFUS Beloved wife of the late Dr. Leon. Dearest mother of Dr. Marc (Monika), Brian (Fern), Andrea (Bryan) Bier and the late Dr. Raphael (Maurice) Herschfus. Dearest sister of the late Avrum Harris and the late Louis Harris. Beloved grandmother of Amanda (Evan) Lyman, Jordana, Danielle and Raphael Bier, Yaakov Riphoel, Emunah, Natnya, Brittany, Gabriella and Zachary, and the late Lauren Bier. Services Wednesday 1 p.m. at the HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Interment Hebrew Memorial Park.

HERZOG NONA HERZOG Passed away on February 24, 2009 in London, England, formerly of Detroit's West Village. Beloved wife of the renowned composer, the late Arthur Herzog, Jr. She will be missed by her family, brother Fred Allon of Corpus Christi, Texas, nieces and nephews, and her stepsons, Gregory (Elaine) and Arthur III (Leslie) and their children. Her many friends will miss her gracious smile, generous hospitality, her elegant ways, and most of all, her "Hello Luv". She was an artist and a great supporter and promoter of local artists through her gallery, The Coach House. She was an active participant of the Scarab Club. Before she emigrated with her family to the U.S., she studied art at the Sorbonne in Paris and modeled for fashion couture houses. During WWII, she served in the English Army. Funeral Services will be held on March 8, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chelsea Funeral Directors, 260b Fulham Rd. sw 10 Chelsea, London, England (telephone 020-7-352-6308). A Detroit Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

HESS CATHERINE W  HESS CATHERINE  HESS Beloved wife of the late Marvin C. Dearest mother of Kenneth (Su), Sharon Leshner, David (Sandy) and Douglas (Kathy). Dear sister of Wanda Hardy, Wilma Mitchell and the late Warna Roberts, John Smith, Houston Smith, Wavey Wiseman and Jim Smith. Dear mother-in-law to the late Bernard Leshner. Loving grandmother of six and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. at the Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home, 22121 Kelly Road, Eastpointe. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m.

HESS ELLA MAE HESS ELLA HESS March 13, 2009, age 96. Wife of the late Elliot. Loving aunt of Dr. Eldred G. Zobl, Dr. Robert J. Zobl, Raymond Bodenweiser and Beverly Dodge. Also survived by many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements for cremation handled by the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home.

HICKEY BARBARA ANN FELKER HICKEY BARBARA FELKER HICKEY BARBARA HICKEY Died on February 27, 2009 after a long illness. Predeceased by father Lewis and mother Tess. She was born in Sanilac County, MI. From the age of 2, she lived her entire life in the greater Detroit area. Graduated from Cass Technical High School. Barbara returned to school when she was 36 years old, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1975. For almost 25 years, she was a Public Health Nurse for Oakland County Health Division. After she retired, she served as a St. John's Parish Nurse for First Presbyterian Church of Warren and Warren Glenn Village. Loving and proud mother to Steven (Monica) Hickey and Deborah (John) Goletz. Grandmother of Michael, Thomas, and Jacqueline. Sister to Betty (Kenneth) Phillips, Carl (Gail) Felker, and Joyce (Ralph) Cavalier. Barbara often expressed her gratefulness for her family and friends at the church, The Village, Wayne State Nursing School, Oakland County Health Division, Toastmaster International (a public speaking club and favorite hobby). A real highlight in her nursing career was being named Community Health Nurse of the year in 1992 by The Michigan Nurses Association. She felt extremely blessed for wonderful neighbors in the three neighborhoods she lived in over the years. In lieu of flowers, she requested that you remember her through Hospice of Michigan, First Presbyterian Church of Warren, Wayne State University College of Nursing Scholarship Fund. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre (1 block S. of 13 Mile Rd.), Madison Heights. Additional visitation Wednesday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 11 a.m. at First United Presbyterian Church of Warren, 3000 12 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48092

HICKS BARBARA JEAN HICKS BARBARA HICKS Died unexpected Friday, March 13, 2009. Barbara is survived by her four beloved children, sons, Donald and Edward and daughters, Debbie and Connie (Vincent) Nadon and her beloved grandson, Avery Nadon. No memorial service is planned per Barbara's wishes. The family asks that contributions be sent in Barbara's name to the American Heart Association.

HIGLEY ANN KOY HIGLEY ANN HIGLEY (NEE KOY)Age 95. March 2, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. Loving mother of Robert (Yvonne) Higley and Barbara (Kenneth) Lane. Dear grandmother of William (Cynthia) Lane, Robert Higley, Jr., James (Janet) Lane, Cheryl (Clifton) Boyd, and Cheryl (David) Beeman. Dear great-grandmother of 14. Predeceased by two sisters and four brothers. Visitation Wednesday 4-9 p.m. and Thursday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.). Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book at

HILFIKER JOHN LORING HILFIKER JOHN HILFIKER Age 73. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Joseph (Rebecca) Hilfiker and Anastasia (Gregory) Mortimore. Adoring grandfather of Victoria, Jakob, Katherine, and Leah. Dear brother of William (Anita) Hilfiker and Jill (John) Eckelstaffer. Caring friend of Ann Bowles. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. A proud member of the Oregon Ducks football team, veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division, and past executive director of the Concrete Pipe Assoc. of MI. He passed away after a good day of skiing. A Memorial will be held in the spring.

HILL ALLEN E HILL ALLEN HILL March 19, 2009. Age 95. Beloved husband of the late Mildred.

HILL PHYLLIS L HILL PHYLLIS HILL of Frankfort, IN and North Fort Myers, FL; entered the presence of her Savior on March 21, 2009, having suffered a heart attack following a fall and brief hospitalization in Fort Myers, Florida. She was born May 19, 1923 in Clinton, Maine. Mrs Hill received her Bachelor's degree from Wheaton College (IL) and her Master's and advanced Specialist degrees from Wayne State University (MI). For 24 years she was an elementary school teacher and principal in the Rochester (MI) Community Schools. Following her retirement, she and her husband spent four years living in Puebla, Mexico, working at a school for missionary children. Mrs Hill was an avid traveler. Together with her husband, they visited all the states of the U.S. and Mexico and all the provinces of Canada. They have also traveled in Europe, South and Central America, Africa and east Asia. She has always been active in church ministries, including teaching Sunday School classes and Bible studies and participation in missions programs. She is survived by her loving family including her husband Bernard; their daughters, Dr Judith L. Hill, with Serving in Mission (SIM) in Central African Republic, and Rev. Stephanie Hill, an attorney in Coon Rapids, MN; also her brother, Rev. Bruce (Jean) Strickland of Live Oak, FL. A Memorial Service will be held at the clubhouse of Carriage Village in North Fort Myers on Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the McGregor Food Pantry (c/o McGregor Baptist Church, 3750 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966).

HILLA CAROL A HILLA CAROL HILLA Age 68. Loving mother of Barbara (Don) Venier, Leslie (Carl) Crespi, and Craig (Julie) Schmantowsky. Cherished grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of one. Beloved sister of Michael (Kathy) Hilla and Carmine Guillory. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield (just N. of 19 Mile Rd.) in Clinton Township. Funeral Service on Thursday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Please share a thought or memory at

HILLMAN EDWARD K HILLMAN EDWARD HILLMAN EDDIE HILLMAN Age 44, of Detroit, died March 2, 2009. He was professional lead guitarist for The Meanies, Erabus, Nightmare, Crabs and Slam Planet. Survived by his father and step-mother, William and Paula Hillman; siblings, Susan Hillman, Shannon Meissner, Eric Hillman, and Angela Esho. Visitation 3 to 8 p.m. Friday with Funeral 11 a.m. (in-state 10 a.m.) Saturday at Haley Funeral Directors, Southfield (24525 Northwestern Hwy./ east of Evergreen on service drive). Obituary and condolences at

HILTZ HELEN HILTZ Age 75, March 19, 2009. Beloved wife of Frank. Dear step mother of Dave (Sally) Hiltz, Jane Scheuer (Jeff Rhoads), Joseph Hiltz, Margaret Assenmacher and Ray (Lori) Hiltz. Dear step grandmother of nine step grandchildren. Dear sister of James (Rita) Welsh and Adele (Tom) Spratt. Dearest aunt of Diane (Mark) Clark, Betty (Ken) Kolp, Sharon (Dave) Rymsza, Jackie (Mike) Basone and Nancy, David, Carol, Mary and Bobby and a great aunt to many. Family and friends will gather Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. Memorial Service at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (South of 22 Mile), Shelby Twp. In lieu of flowers family request donations be made to The Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Leader Dogs for the Blind. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

HINDLE DACIAEL ALICE HINDLE DACIAEL HINDLE DAISY HINDLE Age 94 of Port Austin, formerly of Allen Park, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009. Call MacAlpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe for funeral arrangements: 989-269-6409.

HINES DAMIAN JOZEF HINES DAMIAN HINES Age 8 months, died December 24, 2008 in Tirana, Albania. Damian was born to Clint and Gjystina Hines on April 7, 2008, both survive. He is also survived by his brother, Dylan Michael Hines; his grandparents, Michael & Tracey Hines and Prele & Tina Pecaj; his aunts and uncles, Altin Pecaj, Jullyanna Pecaj, Chad (Arlene) Cholette, Holly (Nathaniel) Hines; and his cousins, Alyssa and Lexis Cholette and Aidan Hines. Occasionally, we are graced with the presence of an angel. They are unable to stay with us for long, but while they do, they bring unprecedented joy and happiness to all they touch. Damian was our angel. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all. A Healing Farewell will be Saturday March 21, at 12:00 p.m. at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel in Howell. Family will receive friends and family 2 hours prior. Please leave a Message of Comfort to Damian's family by calling 877-231-7900 or sign his guestbook at:

HIRR ROBERT M HIRR ROBERT HIRR of Grand Blanc, age 88, died Friday, March 13, 2009 at his residence. Funeral service will be held at 11AM Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Grand Blanc United Methodist Church, 515 Bush Avenue, Grand Blanc, Pastor Patrick England officiating. Burial in Great Lakes National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grand Blanc United Methodist Church or Grand Blanc Heritage Museum. Visitation 1-3 and 5-8PM Tuesday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road. Mr. Hirr will be at the church from 10:30AM Wednesday until time of service.

HOADLEY GEORGE W HOADLEY JR GEORGE HOADLEY JR Age 61 of Huron Beach, died March 23, 2009. He is survived by wife, Deborah; son, Jason (Monica) of New York; 3 grand daughters, Madeleine, Lydia and Tallulah; and a sister, Judi (Mike) McLean. George retired from Ford Motor Company in 2005. A memorial service will take place at Oakland Church of Christ in Southfield on Saturday, March 28th at 4 p.m., family will receive guests from 2 p.m. A memorial service will take place at Huron Beach in the spring. Arrangements by Beck Funeral Home, Inurnment and military honors will take place at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Hoadley family.

HODSON MARY MARCELLA HODSON MARY HODSON passed into the arms of our Lord on March 20, 2009. Left with precious memories are her husband Robert, daughters Linda (Randy) Sharpe and Jill (Dale) Becker. Marcella was blessed with five grandchildren, Aimee, Robert, Erin, Lauren, and Brad; five great-grandchildren, Sterling, Seth, Jadon, Mary and Harmonie. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, March 23 at 1 p.m. at St. John United Church of Christ, 2744 4th Street, Wyandotte. In lieu of flowers, any remembrances may be made to St. John United Church of Christ or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online obituary and guestbook at:

HOGAN EDWARD W HOGAN EDWARD HOGAN March 3, 2009. Age 84 of Lincoln Park. Devoted husband of Maryeileen (nee Mulroy) for 56 years. Loving father of Eileen (Kannan) Murthy, Donna (Noel) Lilley, Judith (Dr. Jan) Radke, Sheila (Rick) Jackson, Mary Ellen (Dr. Tony) Young, Patricia (Corey) Klassa, and Dr. Timothy (Karen) Hogan. Cherished grandfather of Timothy, Caitlyn, Colin, Sierra, Cameron, Shannon, Jake, Nora, Megan, Gillian, and Brendan. Dear brother of Jim, Sr. Mary Hogan OSM, Betty Vogler, and Trish Schoenherr. Was preceded in death by his siblings Bob, Dan, Barbara, Dick, and Tim. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and special friends. Mr. Hogan served his country during WWII as a paratrooper, retired from Uniroyal after 44 years, was a published author, and a long time member of Christ the Good Shepherd. Visitation Friday 1:00- 8:00 p.m. at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort Lincoln Park. Rosary Friday at 3:00 p.m. and Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1540 Riverbank, Lincoln Park. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contribution to St. Vincent dePaul Christ the Good Shepherd Council would be greatly appreciated.

HOHNER MERWYN G HOHNER MERWYN HOHNER MIKE HOHNER Passed away on February 26, 2009 at age 77. Was born on May 7, 1931 in Detroit, MI. Mike was a Marine Corp veteran who served in the Korean War. He worked at General Motors for over thirty years. Mike was an amazing husband to Marilyn and loving father to Denise, Pat, Mick, Mer, Steve, Rob, and Linda (Sawyer). He was the treasured grandfather to 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was the beloved brother of Joanne, Jean, Michael, and Jim. Visitation will be on Monday, March 2, 11-12 p.m. at St. Isadore Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 2, 12-1 p.m. at St. Isadore Catholic Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd., Macomb, MI 48042 (luncheon will be held immediately after Mass). The family respectfully asks that memorial donations be made to Marine Corp's Toys For Tots Program ( Semper Fi!

HOIBY JOYCE GENEVIEVE HOIBY JOYCE HOIBY JOYCE HEAL HOIBY (nee Heal) March 11 of Livonia. Beloved wife of Eugene. Loving mother of Mary Ann Marbry (Danny Desentz) and Carol Schultz. Grandmother of Joyce Krom (James) and Lucas Schultz. Great grandmother of Emma Jean and Natalie Ann Krom. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. in RG & GR Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Road, Livonia, where services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in Joyce's name are asked to consider: University of Michigan (MADRC), Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Attn: Courtney McDonald, 2101 Commonwealth Blvd., Ste. D, Ann Arbor, 48105. Please share a memory of Joyce online at:

HOLCOMB NANCY LAURA HOLCOMB NANCY HOLCOMB Age 61, March 23, 2009 of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of Raymond B. Holcomb. Loving mother of Matthew J. (Rachel Kemp) Bellehumeur and Krystle L. (Monti) Clear. Dear sister of L. Jay (Susan) Hansen. Dearest grandmother of Laura Martin, Sara Clear and Natasha Clear. Visitation Friday 1-8 p.m. Funeral service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort, Lincoln Park. Burial Monday 10:00 a.m. at Udell Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Friends of Detroit River, PO Box 725, Trenton, MI 48183.

HOLDINSKI MARY D HOLDINSKI MARY HOLDINSKI Of Riverview. March 6, 2009. Age 85. Loving mother of Mary (Robert) Janulis and Susan Voelker. Dear sister of Sue Zaben, Helen Delatore, Mary Alice Mitchell, and Charles Ferroni. Dearest grandmother of Angela, Stephen, and David. In state Tuesday 12:30-9 p.m. at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak St., Wyandotte, 734-285-9000. Funeral Wednesday, in state at 9:30 a.m. at St. Cyprian Church, 13249 Pennsylvania Rd., Riverview with Mass at 10 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

HOLLAND PHYLLIS HOLLAND born July 9, 1915 in St Clair Michigan passed March 3, 2009 in Armada MI. She was the daughter of Joseph and Grace Joachim of St. Clair and wife of the late Clayton H. Holland of Marine City. Loving mother of Annette Driver of Kings Mill, Ohio, Sarah (John) Harris of Lansing and Joseph (Pam) Holland, Sr. of Chesterfield. Grandchildren Kathryn (Christian) Super, Brad Driver, Laura (Tom) Dunn, John Sistanich, Joseph Holland Jr. and Dennis Holland. Great-granddaughters Chloe and Mia Super. Many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Memorial service to be held March 21, 2009, 11AM at St. Mark's Episcopal Church located in Marine City, MI. Donations may be made to the Marine City Library or St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

HOLLY DORIS E HOLLY DORIS HOLLY Age 90, of Plymouth. March 21, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Charles Trumbo Holly. Survived by children Charles Thomas (Jewell), Cynthia Oberg, and James (Tery), four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Memorial Service Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 11:30 a.m. at Lake Pointe Bible Church, 42150 Schoolcraft, Plymouth. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service.

HOLMES JOYCE W HOLMES JOYCE HOLMES JOYCE NAGEL HOLMES (nee Nagel) February 27, 2009. Age 75. Beloved wife of Gerald. Dear mother of Linda (John) Schwab and Karen Swords. Grandmother of Nicholas (Kelly) Jones and Rhana Dahbour. Great grandmother of Pierce and Ashley Jones. Joyce attended Detroit Lutheran School for the Deaf and graduated from Illinois School for the Deaf. A private service was held at Christian Memorial Cemetery, Rochester Hills. Memorials suggested to Our Savior Lutheran Church for the Deaf, 1800 W. Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009 or to the family. Arrangements entrusted to Simple Funerals - Birmingham, 248-227-1954.

HOLMES RUEDEANE M HOLMES RUEDEANE HOLMES Age 93, March 1, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Robert "Shug" for 66 years. Dear mother of Michael (Kakai Crimmins), Robert P., Sherry (Gary) Hall, and Karol (Mark) Doody. Grandmother of Bob (Kim), Shellie (David), Dena (Eric), Derek (Mary Elizabeth), Timberly (Thomas), Bree (Rafe), and Brenden (Marty). Great-grandmother of eight. Sister of Frances Adams. Services were held. Burial in Graves County, Kentucky. Arrangement by Santeiu and Son Funeral Home.

HOLTYN DONALD J HOLTYN DONALD HOLTYN March 18, 2009. Beloved husband of Denise. Dear father of Amy (Brad) Vernier and Bridget. Loving son of Joseph and Mary. Beloved son-in-law of Dick and Barb Jirkovsky. Brother of Toni (Jerry) Treppa, Pat (Rick) Reimer and Karen (Dennis) Prebler. Brother-in-law of Jeff (Rose) Jirkovsky and Krissy (Kevin) Mills. Nephew and uncle to many. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 31530 Beechwood (W. of Merriman) until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Resting at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Road (at Ann Arbor Trail) Saturday 3-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-9 p.m. Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. Donations to the wishes of the family would be appreciated.

HOMEISTER JOHN HOMEISTER age 75; of White Lake; has gone home to be with his Lord on March 21, 2009. Mr. Homeister was a professor at Oakland Community College-Royal Oak Campus for 28 years; obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan; served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, and loved spending time with his family. He will be sadly missed by all who know him. Loving husband of 54 years to Charlotte; beloved father of John (Deborah) Homeister, Ruth (Thomas) Miele, Elaine Homeister, Nancy Homeister; proud grandfather of Angela, Nicole, Ryan, Michael, Jamie Lynn, Peter; great grandfather of Parker and Jude; caring brother of Roger (Pat) Homeister, Nancy (Jim) Kitson, the late Richard "Dick" (Glenna) Homeister; along with many beloved nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be Thursday, March 26, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Rd., Highland. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m., and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service. Interment at White Lake Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Samaritans Purse and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

HOOBLER WAYNE O HOOBLER WAYNE HOOBLER March 27, 2009. Age 75. Beloved husband of Jacquelyne. Dear father of Craig (Chloe) and Lori (Paul) Thomas. Grandfather of Christopher, Cody, Tyler, Natalie, Kristen and Steven. Brother of Ralph and Dean Hoobler. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. at Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. For service time on Monday call 313-561-0002.

HOPKINSON WILLIAM D HOPKINSON WILLIAM HOPKINSON Age 68, passed away March 6, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Marie and his children, Elizabeth, Donald, Anne, Catherine, Amy and Patricia. He also was Blessed with 23 grandchildren. Donations in his memory can be made to Mercy Hospice or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 9, 2009, at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lake Orion, MI. Please sign William's online guestbook at:

HORN REGINA HORN REGINA CALCATERRA HORN (nee Calcaterra) Age 73. March 7, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Loving mother of Richard (Kathleen), Susan (Kenneth) Keith and Carole (Michael) Peltier. Proud grandmother of Lisa, Mary Morin (Tony), Sara Manzella (Paul), Regina Sanaa, Ramse and Michael. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Caclaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile (at Schoenherr), Sunday 2-9 p.m. with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Monday, in state at St. Francis - St. Maximilian Catholic Church, 62811 New Haven Rd., Ray Township, 10 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to be shared at:

HOTHAM ROBERT R HOTHAM ROBERT HOTHAM BOBBY HOTHAM Age 63. March 4, 2009. Survived by his siblings Delbert, Mary Ann, May, Walter, Alice and Jerry. Robert was proud and always did it "His Way". He will forever be our family. Arrangements by the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper (3 blks. N. of 10 Mile). Share a memory at

HOUSMAN IDA H HOUSMAN IDA HOUSMAN March 27, 2009, age 79. Wife of the late Bruce Housman. Loving mother of Barbara Lyngklip (John), Harold H. Hollander (Donna) and Gerald H. Hollander (Carolyn). Also nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Roy Holz (Beverly), Rudy Holz (Esther), Helmut Holz (Mary), Linda Bohl (Sam) and Wally Holz (Heidi). Family will receive friends Monday 2-8 PM at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Memorial service Tuesday 2 PM at Evanswood Church of God, 2601 E. Square Lake Road, Troy. Memorial Tributes to Parkinson Foundation, 30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 150, Bingham Farms, MI 48025, or Evanswood Church of God. View obituary and share memories at:

HOWARD GARY G HOWARD GARY HOWARD of Davisburg; February 28, 2009; at 61 years of age. Loving husband of Gerry for 36 years; beloved son of Garold and Betty Howard; dear father of Elizabeth Howard and Greg (Danielle Nickerson) Howard; brother of Sharon Howard, Bee (Jim) Simmons and Buster Howard. Gary operated Gary Howard Excavating for 40 years. He loved hunting, fishing and his vegetable garden. When his son Greg was younger both Greg and Gary were very active in the Boy Scouts. Funeral Service will be Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford. Family will receive friends Tuesday 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the 4H Endowment Fund or North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy, envelopes available at the funeral home. To send a private condolence to the family go to and select Guestbook.

HOWARD VELLA HOWARD age 101; of Sylvan Lake; March 7, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Ray; dear mother of James R. (Debra) and Thomas L. (Connie); loving grandmother of Brian (Ashley), Rebecca Ulloa (Mauricio), Anissa, Derenda, Leah Davis (Matt) and Daniel; great grandmother of Sean, Nicholas, Jade, Jane and William. She will be missed by her many friends in the Sylvan Lake Garden Club, at sewing and bridge and at The Leas in Canterbury on the Lake. Friends may visit Thursday 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Service Friday 11 a.m. at the Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, Keego Harbor. Private Burial White Chapel. Memorials to Canterbury on the Lake Good Samaritan Fund. Please visit to share a memory.

HOYT PENELOPE HOYT PENNY HOYT Penny passed away on March 1, 2009; at age 66; after a brief illness; originally living in Waterford, MI and moving to Santa Barbara, CA in 1996 after retiring. She was the payroll administrator for General Motors security forces nationwide. Penny was an avid Bridge player, belonged to the Santa Barbara Women's club, the Corvette Club of SB and the Gradates which is an outgrowth of the SB Newcomers club. She is survived by her husband, Roger; brother, Mike Parker of MI; and sister, JoAnn Rykman of MI. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday March 4th at the Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel, with Visitation starting at 1 pm. We would like to thank Santa Barbara Hospice for their caring service. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

HUBBARD BRUCE F HUBBARD DDS BRUCE HUBBARD DDS Age 87, March 3, 2009. Son of the late Dr. Charles E. and Anne Hubbard. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Carolyn (Sommer) and children, Charles E. (Cynthia) of Commerce Twp., Anne (Rodger) Piehl of Dexter and Donald of Hudson, Ohio. He will be greatly missed by seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. Bruce practiced denistry in the Pontiac area for over 40 years. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 21, 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Chapel at Canterbury on the Lake. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to All Saints Episcopal Church, Box 430357, Pontiac 48343, where Bruce was a lifelong member, the Baldwin Center, 212 Baldwin Ave., Pontiac 48342 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Generations Funeral and Cremation Services, Farmington Hills.

HUDSON MARTHA DELORES TYSINGER HUDSON MARTHA TYSINGER HUDSON MARTHA HUDSON Passed away on March 24, 2009 in Manistee MI. She was born July 1, 1917 in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of Edward and Ruhamah Reese, sister of Mary Luellen Koszegi and Helen Jane Menard. She graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn, MI, 1935. Married Winston Chatham Hudson (deceased August 8, 1980), March 8, 1941, and as a couple established homes in Redford Twp., and later in Manistee MI. Martha was an accomplished artist, painting and teaching throughout her life. Mother of Richard Hudson, Linda Albee, and Christopher Hudson; grandmother of Timothy Albee, Kristina LaMotte, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Pomeroy, and Jeffrey Skronek. Mother-in-law of Kathy Hart, Richard Albee, and Cheryl Hudson. Her remains will be interred in the Memorial Garden of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Livonia, MI. A celebration of her life will be held in Manistee, MI, on May 30. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Christian Children's Fund or American Heart Association.  

HUESING RUTH P HUESING RUTH HUESING January 6, 2009 age 77 of Palmetto, Florida. Beloved sister of Lorraine (Victor) Waling and Ted (Pat) Huesing. Dearest daughter of the late Cecilia and Henry Huesing. Dear goddaughter of the late Helen Plucinski. Preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be gathering at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 27101 W. Chicago, Redford, MI on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. Miss Ruth Huesing was a former nun of the Sisters of St. Joseph T.O.S.F. Memorial arrangements handled by the R.C. Aleks & Son Funeral Home, Lincoln Park, MI.

HUGHES BRENDA JANE CHAPMAN HUGHES BRENDA JANE HUGHES BRENDA JANE  HUGHES BRENDA CHAPMAN HUGHES JANE HUGHES Age 84, passed away March 21, 2009 at home in San Jose, California. She now joins her husband of 54 years of marriage, John (Jack). Her father Thomas Chapman, mother Irene Tustin, step-mother Edith (Howe) Chapman, and brother Thomas (Zadah) Chapman also preceded her in death. Brenda was born on September 22, 1924 in Detroit, MI and was raised there, living in England as a young teenager while growing up, and surviving the sinking of the Athenia on her return to America. She was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and was honorably discharged after the war. She met John at a Tip Toppers Club and they married in 1947. In addition to being a nurse in the Navy, she was an active square dancer, girl scout leader, family camper, puppeteer, quilter, and knitter. They raised two sons in Troy, Michigan and later moved to San Jose in 1985 to be near family and to enjoy the nicer climate. Brenda is survived by her sons Edward (Marilyn) Hughes of Grand Rapids, MI, and Craig Hughes of San Jose, CA. She is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive relatives and friends for viewing on Friday, April 3 at 1 p.m. at the Neptune Society, 798 S. 2nd Street in San Jose. A memorial service will immediately follow to celebrate her life.

HUGHES MARJORIE HUGHES Age 78, died February 7, 2009. Beloved wife of Charles (married February 8, 1982). Dearest daughter of the late Lena Davis Rice and Richard C. Rice of Philadelphia. Loving step-mother of Ernest and Eric Hughes. Dearest aunt of Marjorie Barnes and Florimel Mitchell. She is also survived by two nieces, two nephews, seven grandnieces, four grandnephews, two great-grandnieces, three great-grandnephews and sister, Florimel Browne. Mrs. Hughes was a graduate of Wilberforce University in Ohio and received her Master's Degree from the University of Michigan. She was most honored to have been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Israel. Mrs. Hughes was a teacher and administrator in the Flint Public School system and was responsible for many innovative programs which improved the achievement of Flint children. She was also an administrator in the Troy School system from which she retired in 1982. Mrs. Hughes was a devoted church woman and received her early religious education at the Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia, the mother church of the AME Church. Since 1998 she has been a cherished and active member of Christ Church, Detroit where she served on many committees. She has held the office of Junior Warden and was currently serving her second term on the Vestry. She was a faithful member of the Bible Study Group and was a facilitator for the Disciples of Christ in Community program. Her loving presence will be sorely missed by all who knew her. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church, 960 E. Jefferson, Detroit 48207. Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial donations to Christ Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by Ford Funeral Home, 586-754-2464.

HUGHES MARY HUGHES Age 76, March 2, 2009. Beloved wife of Wendelin. Loving mother of John (Jo) and Robert (Aba). Dear grandmother of Dan, Tom, Jennifer and Paul. Great-grandmother of Michael, Danny and Marianna. Sister of Fran and Martha. Memorial Visitation Saturday 10 a.m. until an 11 a.m. Memorial Service at Garden City Presbyterian Church (1841 Middlebelt Rd., 1 block South of Ford Rd.). Memorials suggested to Garden City Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements by Santeiu and Son, 734-427-3800.

HUSEK GERALDINE A HUSEK GERALDINE HUSEK March 3, 2009. Beloved wife of Joseph. Dearest mother of Steven (Shelly), Julie (Ray) Hauck, and Jim (Dessa). Loving grandmother of Alyssa, Brittany, Jesse, Jason and Haley. Dear sister of Raymond Dudek, Edwin (Jean) Dudek, Dorothy (Jim) Skluzak, Mary Ann (Arden) McConnell, Bernard (Delia) Dudek, Ted (Mina) Dudek, and the late Leonard, Irene and John. Dear sister-in-law of May. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Funeral Mass Saturday, in state 10:00 a.m. with Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Colman Catholic Church, 32500 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Henry Ford Hospice.

HUTCHINSON NANCY J HUTCHINSON NANCY HUTCHINSON of Waterford; March 8, 2009; at 64 years of age. Loving wife of Jim; beloved sister of Jesse (Star) Steward, Della (Bob) Beckman and Helen (Don) Schoenemann; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends; preceded in death by her parents, Alve N. and Nola I. Steward. Nancy was a member and the music director at Waterford Baptist Cathedral. Funeral service Thursday, March 12, 2009, 11 a.m. at Waterford Baptist Cathedral, 2640 Airport Rd., Waterford. The family will receive friends at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and at church after 10 a.m. on Thursday. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Waterford Baptist Cathedral. To send a private condolence to the family go to and select Guestbook.

HUTT DEBORAH ANN DOPTIS HUTT DEBORAH DOPTIS HUTT DEBORAH ANN HUTT DEBORAH HUTT March 11, 2009, age 55. Beloved mother of Carrie Ann Orlowski and Katherine Susan Orlowski. Dear daughter of Joan and the late Jack W. Doptis, Sr. Sister of Jack W. Doptis, Jr. (Julie), Nancy Walsh, Jim Doptis, Susan Posavetz, Kathleen Doptis, and the late Robert Doptis. Family will receive friends at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver) Friday 1-8 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. until Funeral Service at 1 p.m. View obituary and share memories at

HYMES THOMAS A HYMES THOMAS HYMES Age 77 of Walled Lake, formerly of Livonia, died March 6, 2009. Beloved husband of Janet (nee: Waters). Loving father of Carol Briner, Thomas (Marcia), Antoinette Raab, David (Sarah), William, Susan Ramsey and Kathryn (Steve) Michalko. Dear grandfather of ten and great grandfather of two. Thomas and his wife Janet were in the first graduating class of Bentley High School in 1950. Thomas was in auto sales and management for over 40 years with Tennyson Chevrolet and Hines Park Lincoln Mercury. One of his greatest passions was harness horse racing. Thomas was the proud owner of "Mr. Magic Man" the 1991 Michigan Sire Stakes 2 year old champion. Funeral Mass from St. William Catholic Church, 531 Common St., Walled Lake, Monday 10 a.m. (In state 9:30 a.m). Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 N. Pontiac Tr. Walled Lake (3 blks S. of Maple Rd.) Sunday 4-9 p.m. (Vigil 7:30 p.m.). Memorials to Alzheimer's Association or The ASPCA appreciated. Condolences at:

HYNES DENNIS HYNES 76 years old, passed away on March 13th, 2009 after a very courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his father, Roy Hynes and mother, Marjorie Hynes (Kehrl). Dennis was the loving husband and soul mate of Connie Hynes (Evans) for 33 years. He was also married to Jo Ann Ashley with whom he fathered five children; Stephen Hynes (Pam), his favorite daughter, Tara Kranz (Dick), his favorite daughter Kim Hynes, his favorite daughter, Dawn Whaley (Mark) and Bradley Hynes (Dawn). Dennis was proud grandpa to Troy and Jeffrey Hynes and Andy and Jessica Whaley. He was extremely close to his brother, Bruce Hynes, and his wife, Karen, as well as his nephew, Jeffrey Hynes and niece, Jennifer Calhoun. He considered his son-in-law, Dick Kranz, as one of his best friends and they enjoyed many long ocean voyages and flying trips together. Dennis' passions were flying, boating and the relentless defense of his constitutional rights. His love of flying began during the Depression when Dennis saw that free airplane rides were given to those who purchased a war bond. His mother bought a bond she could ill afford as 9 year old Dennis wanted to fly. He was hooked from then on and that initial spark led him to serve in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a PFC radio operator on a Martin Mariner PBM-5 Seaplane. He was owner-pilot of over 50 aircraft and if there was a rating to be had, he had it. This enthusiasm was evident in the purchases of Lake Amphibians, Seabees, Twin Bonanzas, Queen Airs, Cessna 206, a new Citibria, Paris Jet, Mohawk, and a SNJ/AT-6 that was featured in the film Tora! Tora! Tora!. He passed on his love of flying on to his son, Steve, who went on to get many ratings. Dennis' love of flying led him and Connie to Spruce Creek Fly-In, Port Orange, FL, which they called home for 15 years before relocating to Indian River, MI. It was there that Dennis R. Hynes, Col-CAF, donated much of his time to the CAF Florida Wing . At his hangar in Florida he created a one-of-a-kind Turbine-powered Navion (CA-N478) which received the highest of praise on the October 2001 issue of Private Pilot magazine. Since moving to Indian River he built a hangar and enjoyed boating, flying and the camaraderie of his fellow pilots at the Indian River Airport. Dennis undertook an entrepreneurial career that leaves distinguished footprints in all that he created. He was co-founder/owner of Heat Treating Services Corporation of America, founder of Surplus Equipment & Machinery Company and Hynes Leasing Corporation. If the adage "he who dies with the most toys wins" is true, Dennis will certainly get the prize. If you asked him of what he was most proud, he would say his family. He was the rock of his family and his strength, courage, un-ending love and support will be forever missed. He was a kind and honorable man whose friends were numerous. His spirit lives on in Connie, his beloved wife and care-giver extraordinaire. The family had a private ceremony. Please share your memories of Dennis with them at their on-line guest book at Donations in memory of Dennis can be made to the Commemorative Air Force, Florida Wing, P.O. Box 1933, Deland, FL 32721-1944. The Lintz Funeral Home of Indian River, Michigan is caring for the family.

HYSICK HELEN HYSICK March 21, 2009, age 92. Beloved wife of the late Stephen. Dearest mother of Mary Ellen Kutschke (Michael) and Stephen John (Peggy). Loving grandmother of Matthew and Mary Beth Kutschke, Alexandra and Nicholas Hysick. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with Parastas 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. In state Tuesday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 19130 Beaconsfield, Detroit. Light a candle and share a memory at



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